A Small Boat Guide to the Rules of the Road: The Collision Regulations Simplified

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Wiley, 1990 - Sports & Recreation - 64 pages
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In today's crowded waters a good working knowledge of the collision regulations is vital to everyone who takes a boat to sea. the rules themselves can be difficult to learn and understand, but they are presented in a new, easily-absorbed form which will enable you to steer clear of trouble throughout your sailing career.


  • A complete review of the International Regulation for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
  • How to avoid getting into sticky situations.
  • What to do if you get too close for comfort.
  • Your rights and obligations on the water.
  • How to interpret lights, shapes and sound signals.
  • The principle rules reprinted verbatim for reference.

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Steering and Sailing Rules 2 GENERAL CONDUCT

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About the author (1990)

John Mellor is the author of 12 books on sailing. The sea is his life: after five years in the Royal Navy he spent 20 years as a professional yacht skipper, interspersed with spells as a sailing school manager, trawler skipper and navigation instructor. He sails an old Cornish Lugger.

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